In this song about love and loss, Jackson Browne uses powerful images to convey the pain the singer feels as he finds his girlfriend's heart-shaped pendant by the bedside and knows she is gone.
Speaking with Mojo
, he described it as "Probably my most personal, and sometimes I think my best, song," adding, "It's about whether we know what's going on at a particular time, whether we recognise people for who they really are, whether we know what people are talking about when we're in a relationship with them. It's about missed opportunities."
A few years earlier, Brown divorced his second wife, Lynne Sweeney. His first wife, Phyllis Major, died of suicide in 1976.
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